View Full Version : can this be welded back together?

03-09-2014, 4:43 PM
I have bought a broken slide rail for a project and i am wondering if the pieces can be welded back together without warping it?

03-09-2014, 6:31 PM
Weapon system? did it break or was it cut? Material??

03-09-2014, 6:38 PM
theres alot of variables in your question. pm me id be more than happy to help you out

Shasta Frog
03-09-2014, 6:39 PM
Just TIG it and you should be good.

03-09-2014, 7:27 PM
It's for a m249

Rail broke

I believe it's steel

03-09-2014, 7:34 PM
I would guess it could be clamped down, preheated and tig welded.


03-09-2014, 8:55 PM
in oc area , near fullerton

03-10-2014, 11:53 PM
will there be high probability of warpage?

03-11-2014, 6:14 AM
If the guy welding don't know what he's doing yep.

it needs to be preheated clamped to a plate welded then post heated and allowed to cool slowly for minimal warping

03-11-2014, 7:01 AM
will there be high probability of warpage?

If you weld, it warps... Period. If the welder is skilled enough to understand how it is going to warp, the welding can be approached with a plan and controlled for an acceptable end product.